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Climate Change Poses Serious Threat to Oysters

By Jessica Berman
Washington
17 June 2009

Scientists have found evidence that shellfish are being harmed by the effects of global warming.  Already endangered by overfishing and disease, the authors of a new study say oysters are becoming smaller and less robust as greenhouse gases alter the acidity of water in estuaries and ecosystems where they live. (Read on)


U.S. And China On Climate Change

24 March 2009   
President Barack Obama has made combating climate change a priority for his administration. Shortly after his election, he described the urgency of the situation in no uncertain terms:

“Now is the time to confront this challenge once and for all. Delay is no longer an option. Denial is no longer an acceptable response. The stakes are too high. The consequences, too serious.” 

In order to meet this enormous challenge, the United States and the People's Republic of China will need to take action.  Together, our 2 countries account for more than 40 percent of the world's emissions of greenhouse gas pollutants such as carbon dioxide and methane.  

Source: VOAnews.com



 

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